May 13 @ 9:30 pm
This band has become a local institution for anyone who loves the blues. They like to call it “Dirty Blues.” As far as most fans are concerned, they tap in to the sultry, dance-inducing side of the blues equation. Harmonica player Scott Hickman leads the charge.
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
Our Third Thursday tradition continues! Hosts Jonny Mojo (guitar/vocals) and Gary Campus (drums) of the legendary local band – Achilles Wheel bring together incredible musicians to conjure magic from the Grateful Dead songbook. The special guests will be keyboardist Scott Guberman (Terrapin Crossroads regular) and bassist Mike Meagher (Saints of Circumstance). The synchronicity is going to be glorious!
May 19 @ 10:00 pm
Back by popular demand, this organic jam-tronica trio return from Portland. They create a full, lush sound while exploring the realms of house, breakbeat, down tempo, jazz and funk. They are cut from a similar cloth of STS9, Lotus and The New Deal, but they blaze their own sonic trails. They will make you bust out dance moves you didn’t know were possible.
May 20 @ 10:00 pm
Each time this band has played the Crazy Horse, it has been an awe-inspiring experience for everyone in the audience. Led by the timeless vocal presence of Brandelyn Rose and visionary guitar artistry of Felix Blades, Blue Lotus opens a portal into the past while showing glimpses of a brilliant future. Their original songwriting is full of rich imagery taking the listener on a magical journey. Rooted in Americana rock, they take forays into the realm of blues, jazz and plenty of psychedelic jamming. The way in which the band fuses styles to create a high energy, euphorically danceable, melodic hybrid is nothing short of miraculous.
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
We’re excited to celebrate the third year of this tradition. Hosted by KVMR Rock’n Stomp’n DJ extraordinaire – Wesley Robertson – artists performing at the Strawberry Music Festival will get their chops up to speed. You can bask in the glory of some beautiful musicianship as a rotating cast of players show us what they got up their sleeves.
May 25 @ 9:30 pm
Prepare to get the funk down with this local juggernaut in the making. Led by vocal powerhouse Jamal “J Silk” Walker, you’ll feel the soul and funk rattle your bones with a refreshing splash of reggae for good measure. Formerly known for his eponymous blues band, this singer has stage presence to spare. He and drummer Scott Wilson have also been making dance floors bounce for many years with their reggae band – MYSTAFYA.
May 26 @ 10:00 pm
It’s been too long since we’ve grooved to the sounds of this South Tahoe band. So long in fact that the 4-piece has grown to 5. Blending funk, jazz, soul and electro jams, they’ll have your head spinning and limbs swinging before you know what hit ya.
May 27 @ 9:45 pm
This is a driving soul-funk outfit from Sonoma County with one foot rooted in the past and another in the future. The sound is an eclectic love-child of Hendrix and the Funky Meters, after a long night of drinking with space aliens and jamming to Bob on the jukebox. MHP delivers a mash-up of energetic funk and slinky soul with a psychedelic twist.
June 2 @ 9:45 pm
This all-star trio converges for a mystical night of sonic adventures. Led by guitarist Justin Purtill (Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Melvin Seals & JGB), he is joined by bassist Murph Murphy (Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Tracorum) and drummer Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends). Red Gravy’s sets out to make each performance a unique, improvisational voyage. Purtill, Murphy and Lipp process their extensive experience into rootsy jam-rock alchemy which is sure to ignite the dance floor.
June 3 @ 9:45 pm
Like Clint Eastwood from a Sergio Leone film – but without the snarl – Jonny Mojo swoops in to the rescue. Well, maybe not quite so dramatic, but we can assure you this man is definitely here to dish out copious volumes of ear candy. Along with his Achilles Wheel band mate Gary Campus on drums, Dan Abbott on bass and a soon-to-be-announced keyboard wizard, this band is going to take us for a ride. You can expect jaw-dropping Grateful Dead-inspired jam-rock along with bluesy, rootsy, Americana picking.